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Copy.com, which the company says is still a beta, comes from Barracuda Networks, the security software and appliance company.
If you don't need a lot of storage, copy.com could easily be the best deal. At 15GB free they are tied with Google Drive, but they also offer 5GB per referral, making them the best free deal out there. After that, the pricing gets weird. They have only two plans: 250GB and 500GB.
Storage (GB) $ monthly $/GB monthly $ annual $/GB annual 15GB, 5GB/referral $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 250GB $9.99 $0.04 $99 $0.40 500GB $14.99 $0.03 $149 $0.30
The pricing of these plans is the lowest per GB of any cloud service here. But since their cheapest paid plan is 250GB, the least you can pay is $99 per year. If you need more than you can get from the free plan, but don't need anywhere near 250GB, it's just not a good deal.
They allow the user to select which files to synch and which not to, to move the Copy folder wherever he wants, they even have a Windows Phone app. What's not to like? The pricing. At least for me. If you actually need 250GB or more (or only 15GB or maybe a bit more), or money just isn't a problem, then Copy may be the best deal out there.There is a lot to like about copy.com: They have a "fair storage" policy, which means that the allocation for storage shared among multiple users is split among them. For instance, a 12GB folder shared by 4 people costs each 3GB of their budget.
Dropbox is the gold standard in consumer cloud storage and priced accordingly. Only SugarSync matches it in price (and is, in fact, more expensive per GB in the less expensive plans).
Dropbox has "Packrat" which allows you to undelete files, but it costs another $39 per year. Only Dropbox dares to charge extra for this. Oddly, the Packrat cost is fixed no matter how much storage you buy, so the penalty diminishes relatively the more storage you buy..
But Dropbox works really well and there are clients for a wide variety of platforms. The software on Mac and Windows is about as straightforward as can be. There is no official client for Windows Phone, but there are several free third party apps. It's a safe choice.
Storage (GB) $ monthly $/GB monthly $ annual $/GB annual 2GB (up to 18GB with 500MB referrals) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 100GB $9.99 $0.10 $99 $0.99 100GB + Packrat $48.99 $0.49 $138 $1.38 200GB $19.99 $0.10 $199 $1.00 200GB + Packrat $58.99 $0.29 $238 $1.19 500GB $49.99 $0.10 $499 $1.00 500GB + Packrat $88.99 $0.18 $538 $1.08
In terms of pricing and range of plans, Google Drive is hard to beat. Nobody comes close to their range, nor does anyone offer anything like a 16 TB plan. They also offer monthly billing at the same flat rate as annual (making annual pointless if you ask me). It's not the cheapest, but it's not off by much.
If you're plugged into the Google ecosystem, then Drive is a natural solution. Obviously Google Apps works with it directly. Google Drive really could be a good solution for me. There's no official Windows Phone client, but there are several unofficial ones (such as this one) that seem to do what needs to be done.
Storage (GB) $ monthly $/GB monthly $ annual $/GB annual 15 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 100 $4.99 0.05 $59.88 0.60 200 $9.99 0.05 $119.88 0.60 400 $19.99 0.05 $239.88 0.60 1000 $49.99 0.05 $599.88 0.60 2000 $99.99 0.05 $1,199.88 0.60 4000 $199.99 0.05 $2,399.88 0.60 8000 $399.99 0.05 $4,799.88 0.60 16000 $799.99 0.05 $9,599.88 0.60